How you doing, Rastaman?
I've had good fortune chasing white bass with the following, either casting & retrieving with a steady retrieve, or trolling them: Heddon blade baits in all-silver (daytime) or all-black (night time); Erie Dearie weight forward in-line spinners with red-white or silver heads & a white plastic trailer (such as a Cubby Nail Tail) covering the straight part of the hook shank; small Mepps Aglia long conventional in-line spinners with silver blades & natural animal fur on the hook; smaller Rebel jointed minnows in black back/silver sides/white belly pattern; small (3/16 to 1/4 oz.) nickel plated Red Eye spoons; small nickel plated Little Cleo spoons with blue stripe; small brass Krockodile spoons with red stripe; small pink head-white bodied Pinky hair jigs, Lindy FuzzyGrub jigs, Cubby Mini-Mite jigs, & pink aspirin head jigs with white Mister Twister tails. Putting any one of the jigs on a safety-pin spinner with a chrome blade would do good at times, too. I have a buddy who says he's done OK with smaller sized Rat-L-Traps in a couple of different colors, as well. If you have any or all of these in your tacklebox, you should be in good shape for chasing whites. The rod & reel should be a light to medium-light action 6 or 6 1/2 footer with clear 8 lb. test line, but sometimes I used the 7' ultralight equipment with 4 lb. test for the jigs.
Hope I helped you a little. Have fun, & let us know how you do out there.
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